Top News & Analysis


  • Ryan Plan May Give Top Earners $400,000 Tax Cut Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Paul Ryan's proposed budget would cut taxes for just about everyone, with the top earners getting the biggest tax cuts.

  • Young Americans Lag in Wealth-Building Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 12:34 PM ET

    Young adults face stagnant pay—the median income, when adjusted for inflation, has declined since its 1999 peak—as well as a housing collapse and soaring student loan debt.

  • Apple to Make 'Dramatic' Cash Move: Pro Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Apple may finally do something big with some of its $137 billion cash pile, said Legg Mason Capital's Bill Miller.

  • Ally Financial remains one of the last big companies that is still a ward of the government. The former finance arm of GM was saved back in 2009, but remains in trouble.

  • Housing Recovery 'Fundamentally Strong': Lennar CEO Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Stuart Miller

    Despite being headquartered in one of the states hardest hit by the housing crash, the CEO of Miami-based Lennar Homes said he is bullish both on the rental side of the business and the single family side.

  • Are You a Better Investor Than This 5th Grader? Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Rachel Kelly

    In U.S. elementary schools, there is no better stock picker than 11-year-old Rachel Kelly, according to a national competition. Here's her top stock pick.

  • No Scam: IRS Has Millions in Unclaimed Tax Refunds Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    It sounds like an e-mail scam, but some of the nearly $2 million in unclaimed 2009 tax refunds the IRS is holding may be yours.

  • Carnival Posts Lower Cabin Revenue, Cuts 2013 Forecast Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Carnival Cruise Lines

    Carnival on Friday reported a quarterly profit but posted a drop in the revenue each cabin generates and lowered its revenue forecast for the year, citing weakness in Europe and pricing promotions.

  • Consumer Prices Gassed Up but Inflation in Check Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    Consumer prices recorded their largest increase in nearly four years as the cost of gasoline surged, but showed no sign of a pickup in inflation to trouble the Fed.

  • US Consumer Sentiment Plummets in March Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    US consumer sentiment tumbled to its lowest since December 2011 in March as fewer Americans expected to see improvements in growth or the labor market.

  • Dell research and development facility

    The leveraged buyout of Dell requires that only 42 percent of existing shareholders vote against the deal for it to be abandoned. It is fair to say the a LBO is in doubt.

  • U.S. industrial production rose more than expected in February on a rebound in manufacturing, showing the economy continues to gain momentum in 2013.

  • Surprise! Forgiven Debt May Be Taxable Income Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    If a creditor agreed to reduce a credit card balance or other debt, you may not think of it as income. The IRS does.

  • Knives on a Plane: TSA Stands by Controversial Plan Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    TSA workers at JFK airport

    The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.

  • Why the US Could Face Another Brush With Default Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    With the Dow Jones reaching an all-time high and the S&P 500 not far behind, markets have shrugged off the disappointment of the sequester. But Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura says that far bigger hurdles lie ahead that could potentially give the U.S. another "brush with default".

  • No 'Irrational Exuberance' in Stocks Now: Greenspan Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC the "too big to fail" problem with banks is getting worse not better.

  • Hashtags: Is Facebook About to Follow Twitter? Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 1:36 AM ET

    Facebook is looking to improve its search and indexing capabilities by adding the hashtag symbol, one of the most recognizable features of its social networking rival Twitter.

  • Journalist Accused of Helping Hackers Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:27 PM ET

    A prominent social media journalist has been charged with conspiring with a member of the Anonymous hacking collective to hack into and "deface" the Los Angeles Times.

  • Here's How Boeing Plans to Fix Fire Risk on 787 Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 10:21 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company seeks to reassure regulators and the public about the jet's safety.

  • US Budget Talks Point to Small Deficit-Cut Deal Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:37 PM ET

    As divisions over major reductions in federal budget deficits solidify, President Obama and members of Congress have begun weighing limited steps that might be brokered in a bipartisan deal.